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Infanta Catalina Michaela Catalina Micaela de Austria, duquesa de Saboya Author: Sanchez coello, Alonso Date: c1585 Prado museum, Madrid, Spain

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Kaarten en plattegronden - Page 5 - SkyscraperCity

Spanish Netherlands (Spanish: Países Bajos españoles; Dutch: Spaanse Nederlanden) was the collective name of States of the Holy Roman Empire in the Low Countries, held in personal union by the Spanish Crown (Habsburg Spain) from 1581 to 1714. This region comprised most of modern Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as parts of northern France and Germany.

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from La boite verte

Des cartes satiriques à travers l’histoire

This map depicts The Netherlands and Belgium as a lion. At the time this was created, in 1617, the two counties were united as one nation, although the Spanish Empire ruled the area.

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We can not forget the Spanish privateers - dunquerquenses who, based on the port from which they took their name, a mooring belonging to Spanish Flanders since 1583, acted with great effectiveness in the service of the Spanish Crown.

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Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Brabant, Countess Palatine of Burgundy, Infanta of Spain, Infanta of Portugal (Co-sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands) /tcc/

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Map of the Low Countries 1556-1648

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William of Orange, or William the Silent led the Dutch to fight for freedom from the Spanish during the Thirty Year’s War. What a babe!

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Spanish Netherlands coins Brabant Silver Ducaton Coin, Charles II of Spain, Mint Date 1666. Obverse: Draped bust of the then very young Charles II right, wearing Toison d'or Order on shoulders.

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Adriaen van Cronenburg, Portrait of a lady and a young girl holding 3 flowers, 1567 - Prado Madrid.

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